Summer Arts BIPOC Residency | Alfred University


The goal of the residency is to provide a cross-cultural destination at Alfred University for early-career BIPOC artists to enhance social/racial justice or combat structures of white supremacy. This will serve artists who have been historically underserved and remove systematic barriers.


Artists who identify as Black, Indigenous and/or People of Color. We encourage artists who are practicing non-conventional, interdisciplinary art genres at the intersection of arts and racial/social justice. Artists will stay in the residency at least 4 days of a given week during the residency program.


June 26-July 21, 2023

Each residency lasts a minimum of 2 weeks and up to 4 weeks.

Stipend & Housing

Sliding grants will be provided to cover travel, meals or supplies, based on the length of the residency:

  • 2-week residency: $1,000
  • 3-week residency: $1,500
  • 4-week residency: $2,000

Payment is sent once the artist arrives on campus.

Housing: Complimentary, furnished 1 bedroom campus housing with full kitchen and laundry on site.


3300sq ft (2nd floor) or 2900sq ft (1st floor) studio space at the Cohen Center for the Arts on Main Street, or performing arts spaces at the Miller Performing Arts Center (including dance studio, practice rooms, costume shop, and theatre spaces) as appropriate to the applicants’ practice. Access to other studios on the Alfred University campus will be determined on a case by case basis.

Exhibition / Performance

There will be opportunity to exhibit or present in one of the galleries or performance spaces at Alfred University following the residency.

How To Apply

Submit a single PDF document containing:

  • Letter of interest
  • CV (1 page)
  • Portfolio (maximum 20 slides)


The letter of Interest (1-2 pages) states Personal/Artist Statement, Project Proposal, the division name/ facilities you may want to work with during the residency and your proficiency to use facilities, and your contact information.

All international artists in the residency program must secure their own visas prior to their arrival.

Application Deadline

Applications are due January 20, 2023.

Applicants will be notified of their application decision by March 13, 2023.

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